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Endurance for the Writing Journey

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Authors who achieve their dream of publication share certain habits and traits that bolster their endurance for the long journey to publication and then throughout their publishing career. Negative criticism, discouraging news in the industry, and frustrating …

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Think Outside the Box in 2014

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

As 2014 commences there is evidence the operative word in the publishing industry continues to be change. Publishers, authors, and agents must be willing to adapt. With change comes opportunity for those who are willing to take …

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Does it make sense to publish digital only?

Janet Grant

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-print-book-e-book-old-vs-new-media-image19604894Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Various traditional publishers and self-publishing venues offer digital-only options to authors, but does it make sense to go that route?

Obviously the answer will differ for each writer’s particular circumstances, but as I read the most …

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Reporting the Deal

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Publishers Marketplace is an information-packed site where agents or publishers can report deals, check to see who represents a certain author, follow manuscript buying trends, or find contact information. It’s a fee-based service of Publishers Lunch, …

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Never a Dull Moment in Publishing

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

My morning routine begins with catching up on emails and news in the industry. Lately, more times than I care to admit it’s been as late as 11:00 when I finally glanced at the little clock on …

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Baby Boomer Lit…A New Genre for CBA?

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

A client forwarded a link to a guest blog that’s been circulating, titled “Is Baby Boomer Lit the Next Hot Genre?” by Claude Nougat. You can view it here. She lays the groundwork by summarizing how …

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State of the Digital World 2013

Janet Grant

 Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Digital Book World, which takes place in New York City every January, becomes a more significant bellwether for publishing trends every year. I’ve been  collecting insights from this year’s event to help us stay on top …

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Mini Library Boxes

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

I read an article yesterday about a man who started a little personal lending library from a large mailbox outside of his house and the idea has caught on …

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Face-to-Face

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy  Lawton

I just arrived home from a whirlwind tour of publishing houses in Nashville. Janet Kobobel Grant and I had six meetings in two days. After that I had the privilege of spending time with a group of …

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Mergers and Buyouts and Takeovers, Oh My!

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Yesterday brought the surprise of the Penguin-Random House merger. If approved Penguin Random House will be the world’s largest book publisher. The announcement caused a groundswell of author angst that very nearly paralleled the anxiety over the …

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